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K-12 Massachusetts Educators are invited to register for a FREE workshop co-hosted by the American Antiquarian Society and the George Washington Teacher Institute.

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American Antiquarian Society

Citizenship in the New Republic

Mount Vernon is partnering with the American Antiquarian Society to offer a full-day teacher professional development workshop exploring citizenship in the new republic through the lens of George Washington's 1789 tour of New England. Teachers will spend the day taking an in-depth look at Washington's 1789 visit to Boston by combining content and primary sources with scholar T.H. Breen and working with original documents from the collection of the American Antiquarian Society with experts from both Mount Vernon and the American Antiquarian Society. The day will conclude with a session on bringing civics into the classroom and an optional tour of the Society's Library. 

The workshop is open to all K-12 teachers; however, special attention will be paid to the new Massachusetts History and Social Science Framework for 8th grade United States and Massachusetts Government and Civic Life. Coffee and lunch will be provided for all registered participants.

8:30am - 9:00am  Arrival, Coffee, and Check-In
9:00am - 9:15am  Welcome 
9:15am - 10:45am  The First Presidential Tour: Washington Visits Boston, 1789 
11:00am - 12:30pm  Primary Source Workshop
12:30pm - 1:30pm  Lunch (provided)
1:30pm - 2:00pm  Primary Source Workshop
2:00pm - 3:00pm  Bringing Civics Into the Classroom
3:00pm - 4:00pm  Optional Tour of the American Antiquarian Society Library